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Ontonagon, Michigan

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Ontonagon is located at the junction of US-45 and M-64 in Ontonagon County.  Ontonagon - place of the bowl. Ontonagon was visited by voyageurs, Jesuits, and prospectors seeking copper from the late 1600’s until the mid 1800’s. The famous Ontonagon Boulder was found upstream and is now on display in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C. Its site lays in the claim pre-empted by prospector James Kirk Paul in 1843. He built his log cabin here and began to plat the town, recording his plant in 1854. Incorporated as a village in 1885. It was in Houghton County until Ontonagon was organized in 1853. The name Ontonagon was first found on a Jesuit map of 1672, identifying the river which flows through the area and taken from the Chippewa word Nan-ton-a-gon, meaning bowl, from the shape of the river's mouth. Above Informational excerpts from Michigan Place Names, by Walter Romig, L.H.D.

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ATTRACTIONS:  Amusement Parks, Casinos, Farms & Mills, Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Museums, Planetariums, Tours, Waterfalls, Wineries, and Zoos

Fourteen Mile Point Light Station, Lake Superior, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-4735. Fourteen Mile Point Light Station is located on private property some 14 miles east of Ontonagon. The old trail the keepers used has long since overgrown and has become impenetrable. While views of the station can be had from a boat, we ask that anyone attempting to photograph the station honor the privacy rights of the owners, and do so from offshore. Special arrangement can be made through the Historical Society at (906) 884-6165.

Lake of the Clouds [Natural Attractions], Porcupine Mountains State Park.  Panoramic view of mile-long inland lake for 1,300-foot escarpment.

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DINING 0UT:  Breweries, Dinner Trains & Cruises, Restaurants, and Wineries

A&W [Restaurants], 201 River Street, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-8444

Candlelight Inn [Restaurants], 18334 State Highway M38, Ontonagon, MI 49953,  Phone: (906) 884-6101

Dry Dock Bar [Restaurants], 715 River Street, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-4758

Foothills [Restaurants], 251 Lincoln Avenue, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 885-5246

Harbor Town Cafe [Restaurants], 409 River Street, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-6525

M-64 Truck Stop [Restaurants], # M-64, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-4097

Subway [Restaurants], 201 River Street, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-8884

Superior Pub [Restaurants], 251 Lincoln Avenue, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 885-5246

Syl's Cafe [Restaurants], 713 River Street, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-2522

PLACES TO STAY:  Apartments, Bed & Breakfasts, Cabins & Cottages, Condominiums, Historic Inns, Hotels & Motels, Resorts and Vacation Homes

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A Cabin Up North [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 2651 M-64, Silver City, Michigan 49953, Phone: (846) 948-0134, Email: acabinupnorth@yahoo.com

A Cottage Up North [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 34464 Highway M-107, Silver City, Michigan 49953, Phone:  906-885-5430, Email: acottageupnorth@yahoo.com

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Mountain View Cabins, 34042 State Hwy M 107, Silver City, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone:  (906) 885-5256

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Porcupine Mountain Outpost [Ski Resort], 36672 Carp Lake Tower Road, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 885-5612

Scott's Superior Inn & Cabins Guide Service [Hunting Guides], 277 Lakeshore Road, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-4866

Superior Shores Resort, 26156 W State Hwy M64, Ontonagon, MI 49953,  Phone: (906) 884-2653

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:  Business, Civic, Clubs, Colleges, Fraternal, Independent Schools, Political, Public Schools, Religious, Social,  Universities, Veteran, etc.

Michigan Tree Farm System, 501 Norway Street, Grayling, MI 49738, (989) 348-9319

Upper Peninsula Online [Internet Business Directory], 3980 Curtisville Rd., South Branch, MI 48761, Phone: (989) 726-4416

INDOOR & OUTDOOR RECREATION:  Beaches, Biking, Boating, Bowling, Camping, Dog-sledding, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking, Hunting, Kayaking, ORVing, Nature & Parks, Scuba Diving & Snorkling, Skating & Hockey, Skiing, Sports Rentals, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing.

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Bergland Ski Trail [Ski Trail], Ottawa National Forest, Bergland Road, Bergland, MI 49910, Phone: (906) 932-1330.  Scenic hardwoods and hemlock provide the backdrop. Easy to moderately difficult 2.5 mile groomed cross-country ski trail. You may find yourself sharing the trail with white tailed deer along with other fur bearing mammals and wintering songbirds. Auxiliary trail loop of 3/4 of a mile in length adds hills and short slopes of medium difficulty for the skier. Parking lot on Bergland Road 1 mile north of Hwy 28 & 64.

MI-TRALE Upper Peninsula Trails [ATV, ORV & Equestrian Trails], P.O. Box 43, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: N/A. MI-TRALE offers over 520 miles of ATV, ORV and Horse trails in the Western Upper Peninsula all connected, signed and mapped. Our trails run through the towns of Atlantic Mine, Baraga, Bergland, Bruce Crossing, Ewen, Greenland, Hancock, Houghton, Iron River, Kenton, Lanse, Marenisco, Mass City, Ontonagon, Paulding, Rockland, Sidnaw, South Range, Toivola, Trout Creek, Watersmeet and White Pine. They also go through the Ottawa National Forest and Copper Country State Forest. From our trails you can ride to several Waterfalls, Bond Falls being one of them, Historic Sites like Adventure Mine and Victoria Settlement, many beautiful lakes ideal for a picnic, streams full of Brook Trout, majestic forests and quaint little UP towns with all the amenities you'll need lodging, dinning, fuel and shopping Come see what we have to offer for your ORV or Equestrian Vacation. MI-TRALE (Michigan Trails and Recreation Alliance of Land and the Environment) is an alliance of multiple trail and outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

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Porcupine Mountain Outpost [Ski Resort], 36672 Carp Lake Tower Road, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 885-5612

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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, 33303 Headquarters Rd., Ontonagon, MI 49953-9087. Approximate Size: 59020 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 885-5275. Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park (60,000 acres) is one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest. Towering virgin timber, secluded lakes, and miles of wild rivers and streams make a visit to the "Porkies" a trip to remember. Black bears are common in the Porkies.

Scott's Superior Inn & Cabins Guide Service [Hunting Guides], 277 Lakeshore Road, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-4866

Sunshine Motel, Cabins & Campground, 1442 M-64, Ontonagon, Michigan 49953, Phone: (906) 884-2187

SERVICES:  Building, Dental, Personal, Professional, Medical, Real Estate, Rental, Repair, etc.

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SHOPPING:  Antique Shops & Flea Markets, Art & Craft Galleries, Florists, Gift Shops, Outlet Malls, Shopping Centers, Shopping Districts, and Specialty Shops

Heritage Antiques [Antique Shops & Flea Markets], 233 River Street, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 884-4747

Quietly Wild Gallery Art & Craft Galleries], 250 Hubbell, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: (906) 885-5895


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